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Moehringia lateriflora (L.) Fenzl

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Moehringia L. (オオヤマフスマ)
Ooyamafusuma (オオヤマフスマ, 大山衾), bluntleaf sandwort
Lifeform: deciduous, perennial forb, with 10-20 cm in height and developing rhizomes
Distribution: widespread in the Northern Hemisphere, including Japan
Habitat: grasslands, seasides, and others

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Stem: densely-covered with downward fine hair (cilium)
Pistil: trifid
Chromosome number: 2n = 48

Moehringia lateriflora in Hokkaido

[1] a small patch at Zenibako Coast on May 29 2011. [2] on a slope of unpaved road near Akanuma (Red Pond) in Kushiro Wetland, eastern Hokkaido, on June 28 2015. [3] at N11/W5 along Hokudai Street on June 6 2011. [4] at a forest edge along an unpaved road near a stream, Usujiri, southern Hokkaido, on June 17 2015. [5/6] in an area, where the Otaru-Yoichi wind farm was planned, observed on June 15 2023. Records: at Kagami Swamp Park, Teshio, on September 15 2010. Along a paved road near the entrance of Goshiki Spa, Niseko, on June 26 2006. in Takoppe Wetland, Niikappu Town, south-central Hokkaido, on June 13 2016. On the middle slope of Mount Mashu, eastern Hokkaido, on June 26 2019. In Atsuma wetland where wind powers is planned, central Hokkaido, on June 16 2020. Along Horonai River in Tomakomai Experimental Forest (TOEF), central Hokkaido, on June 10 2022.